Spotlight on the IEC Foundation
My name is Ross Seilhammer, I am currently 24 years old and originally from Central Pennsylvania. In July of 2017, I moved to Franklin, Tennessee to train, and start working for Schneider Electric-Square D as an electrical engineer. I grew up in a small town as a simple country boy doing farming and working in the electrical construction industry. I graduated high school in 2011 and immediately started college at the Penn State Harrisburg campus to obtain my bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, which I achieved in December 2016.
Throughout high school and college, I had the opportunity to work in the electrical field for SECCO, Inc. in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania who is an IEC member. While working at SECCO, I had many opportunities to become friends with other IEC members and staff. The friends I have made within IEC have always supported and encouraged me with everything I have done. The IEC Foundation has also been a major help in my years in college by contributing to my tuition through multiple scholarships. As a full time, student and a part-time electrician, I did my best to pay my own way. Not only did the IEC and the Foundation help me with tuition along the way, they also became the perfect conduit to put me in touch with my current employer as one of their new engineers. I can’t express in words how much I truly appreciate the help and support I have received, and still receive today from the IEC. I am also happy to have the chance to give back, whether it is sharing my story, going to high school career days, or community service events. I look forward to what the future holds for IEC, scholarship recipients, members, and my career which was jumpstarted with the help of IEC.
Thank you so much!